|Occurred : 2/14/2010 00:15 (Entered as : 02/14/10 0:15)
Reported: 2/13/2010 9:49:19 PM 21:49
Location: Atco, NJ
|Strange light seen over Atco NJ
We were driving North on RT 73 past coopers folly road area in Atco, NJ, when we saw a light slowly fade into view above the road. It was high up enough in the sky that we initially thought it was a plane, or a light on a tower, however it moved very slowly across the sky, and was slightly lower than a conventional plane. The light faded out slightly faster than it appeared. It reappeared moments later, and again vanished. As I began talking about it, it re appeared one last time, much brighter and faster than before. It looked very similar to a bright ember from a burst firework falling through the sky. It moved slowly at first, this time away from us rather than across our view. It darted away very rapidly and faded out. We did not see it again after this.
It was slightly cloudy, with stars peeking out, the area has some light pollution, with some very dark stretches of land.
The object was spotted by an educated artist and an IT professional. Neither has seen lights of this nature in the sky before, and is familiar with the area, planes, and the location of lit towers.